A coalition of 15 pro-military organizations working to preserve
the conservative culture of the military is pleased with the
Republican platform's stance on social issues in the military.
The week prior to the Republican National Convention, members of
the Military Culture Coalition met with Republican leaders, giving
their input on what the party platform should encompass pertaining
to social issues in the military. Elaine Donnelly, president of the
Center for Military
Readiness (CMR) and a member of the coalition, is excited about
"The process of pushing back on the social
experimentation of the Obama administration -- that has started
loud and clear," she observes. "The delegates meeting in Tampa
passed a platform that has strong language."
That platform opposes pressure to force military women into
direct ground combat, calls for a right of conscience and religious
liberty for chaplains and people of faith, supports traditional
marriage, and opposes the special interest demands and divisive
"gay" pride activism.
As for repealing the law against homosexuals serving openly in
the military, "it calls for appropriate administrative or
legislative action to correct problems that are just beginning to
become visible," Donnelly details.
She concludes that these planks of the Republican platform
clearly signal a positive turn toward national security becoming
the highest priority of a Romney/Ryan administration.